Being a W2O! Volunteer: What it means for you
Weeds Watch Out! (W2O!) volunteers play a fundamental role in stopping the spread of invasive aquatic plants in our local waterways. By adopting a piece of shoreline or portion of a local waterbody, volunteers relay important information about the presence (or absence) and abundance of invasive aquatic plants in their area.
First, some basics:
How to look:
What do I do next?
Remember, monitoring your area is key to the "Early Detection and Rapid Response" strategy. The data you submit not only helps track the status of invasive aquatic weeds that may already be established in the area - but it also ensures that the presence of new invaders will be made known and can be dealt with quickly!
W2O! is funded by the E.P.A. Great Lakes Grants Program, E.P.A. Great Lakes National Program Office, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.